Polina Dimova, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
- University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1996-1998
- Bachelor of Arts, Smith College, 2001
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Polina Dimova teaches Russian language and comparative literature courses on synaesthesia in literature, opera, and painting (“The Color of Music: Decadence and Symbolism Across the Arts”). Her research focuses on Russian, German, and English literature, music, and visual art, and on the synaesthetic music of Alexander Scriabin. At UC Berkeley, she taught Elementary Russian and Twentieth-Century Russian Literature. She also offered comparative literature courses on the intersection of music, literature, and philosophy; exile, memory, and creativity; and magic and metamorphosis, as well as theoretical and genre courses (“The Lyric: Word, Sound, Image” and “Picture Theory”). Polina Dimova comes from Varna, Bulgaria, and loves playing the violin.